Saiwa is the smallest park in Kenya, only 3 square km. It was established to protect the semi-aquatic antelope, Sitatunga and encloses the swamp fed by the Saiwa river together with its fringing belts of rain forest. The park is enclosed by subsistence farming settlements.

Saiwa Swamp National Park is situated below the Cherangani Hills, Trans-Nzoia District of Rift Valley Province. Saiwa National Park is located 22 km from Kitale on the Kitale-Kapenguria tarmac road. At Kipsaina junction, a 5 km marrum road leads to the only park gate. The park can be served by the Kitale airstrip, 22 km away from the park. The climate is wet and dry.

Major attractions

  • Game viewing,
  • Sitatunga aquatic antelope.


  • Bird watching,
  • game viewing,
  • camping.